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The flight portfolio

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First edition.

"The long-awaited new work from the best-selling author of The Invisible Bridge takes us back to occupied Europe in this gripping historical novel based on the true story of Varian Fry's extraordinary attempt to save the work, and the lives, of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust.  In 1940, Varian Fry--a Harvard educated American journalist--traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to rescue within a few weeks. Instead, he ended up staying in France for thirteen months, working under the veil of a legitimate relief organization to procure false documents, amass emergency funds, and set up an underground railroad that led over the Pyrenees, into Spain, and finally to Lisbon, where the refugees embarked for safer ports. Among his many clients were Hannah Arendt, Franz Werfel, Andre Breton, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, and Marc Chagall. The Flight Portfolio opens at the Chagalls' ancient stone house in Gordes, France, as the novel's hero desperately tries to persuade them of the barbarism and tragedy descending on Europe. Masterfully crafted, exquisitely written, impossible to put down, this is historical fiction of the very first order"--

Available copies

  • 2 of 6 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

5 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Geneva Public Library ORRINGER (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118300976385
Checked out
05/28/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Gorham Free Library FIC ORRINGER (Text)
Adult Fiction
52119300191405
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Macedon Public Library FIC ORR (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300725307
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Naples Library FIC ORR (Text)
New Fiction
52124300367831
Checked out
06/13/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Victor Farmington Library ORR (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300878473
Checked out
06/05/2019
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC ORR (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002850914
Checked out
05/28/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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